Portrait of My Wife (The Painter Anna Ancher)  1884

by Michael Peter Ancher

Ancher was clearly inspired by older Dutch art in this painting. Anna's long black dress with its lace collar and the hat with the feather decorations are reminiscent of e.g. Antonis van Dyck's portraits from the 17th century. The family dog is also included, serving as the traditional symbol of loyalty. [url=http://www.hirschsprung.dk/Image.aspx?id=15&col=6]Read more...[/...
183.3 × 119.8 cm (72.2 × 47.2 in)
Oil on canvas
Hirschsprung Collection